Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, Meeting Canceled
(due to the expected snowstorm. Stay safe and warm and see you all March 24th.)
Dyed in the Wool
Intrepidly tending sheep in all seasons on her New England farm provides Barbara Parry with a unique vantage point for studying nature’s colors. In her slide presentation, she will share how, with help from a digital camera that she carries everywhere, she takes her color cues from nature, translating them into a palette for her hand dyed yarns. Learn tips for using digital imagery as an inspirational springboard for your own color work in dyeing fiber.
Barbara Parry’s 220-acre sheep farm in the Berkshire foothills of western Massachusetts is home to her dye studio where she dyes the yarns produced from her flock and markets them under her farm’s label, Foxfire Fiber and Designs ( Her hand-dyed yarns and fibers have been featured in Wild Fibers magazine and in several knitting books, and her first book Teach Yourself Visually Hand-Dyeing was released by Wiley Publishing in May 2009. Barbara chronicles life on her farm in her blog: Sheep Gal ( and is a free-lance contributor to fiber arts publications. She enjoys teaching others to spin and dye, and loves exploring new avenues in fiber arts.
7:30 PM, Wolbach Farm, Sudbury MA